This accessibility statement applies to content published on the Holford Parish Council website.

Web address: holford-pc.gov.uk

This website is run by Holford Parish Council and supported by Netwise.  It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some images do not have good alternative text

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact the clerk on:

  • email: clerk@holford-pc.gov.uk
  • call: 07818 015956

Details we will need:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the clerk on:

  • email: clerk@holford-pc.gov.uk
  • call: 07818 015956

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Holford Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The following content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirement until September 2020, because it was published before September 2018.

Images on pages do not always have suitable alternative text. Some images are missing alternative text, some have incomplete text and some have ‘placeholder’ as alternative text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1A success criterion (Non-text Content). We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020.

Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020.

PDFs and other documents

Some documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This statement was prepared on 15 July 2020. It was last reviewed on 15 July 2020.

This website was last tested on 14 July 2020. The test was carried out using the Lighthouse – Google Chrome web developer tool on the Parish Council Home page.

You can read the full accessibility test report.